Student designer found UI bugs Apple Music Apple and suggested redesign
10.05.2017 apleapplekot 0 Comments
When in 2015 Apple launched the streaming Music service Apple, the company has been criticized for a confusing user interface. Last year, Apple has redesigned the application, but he had other problems.
Student designer at northwestern University (Northwestern University) Jason yuan has prepared a draft redesign of Apple’s Music, on which he worked the last few months. Apple did not accepted him for an internship in the development Department at Apple Music, citing the desire to see “more growth and learning.” Yuan did not give up hope and demonstrated his project at the visual improvements Apple Music.
“I was very upset – northwestern University does not provide any programs for practice, and I was self-taught. But as soon as I realized it, it was inspired to a three-month practice – the creation of decent iOS apps for Apple Music. For me it was a real opportunity to study user interfaces and to justify the constant monitoring of the Sketch and Principle. My process was led by the thirst for knowledge, the principles of Apple’s design and my own intuition,” – said yuan.
One of the first ideas Jason called “Sampler”, which is positioned as a replacement for sections with mixes in Apple Music. Sampler offers users a selection of songs in the interface a La Tinder. In order to add any song to the playlist, enough to perform a swipe up and to go to the next song – swipe down. Highlights from each record lasts for 15 seconds.
Any music will be added to your library for future listening. Yuan said that the Sampler will allow users to install an “instant connection with the music, which they found” instead of to be content with what currently offers Apple Music.
The designer also suggested a solution to the problem with albums and playlists. He focused on the interface with the circles that the user sees when first starting the service and which are also reminiscent of the iPod Touch wheel. The colors and the pictures will change for each artist, and playlist.
In addition, Jason reduced the font size and the elements on the main page to the iPhone screen was placed more information and added “Watch” tab for the section with the TV show. He removed those elements that are considered unnecessary additions, for example, the item “Downloaded music” on the first page, and personalized item For you, which now outputs music based on location, time, and recent activities in social networks.
“In truth, I found no reason to retain section Connect in its current form. Users are more interested in communication with friends and family through music (Spotify) and not artists on Twitter. I think Apple should focus on the integration of existing services with Apple Music, instead of trying to submit another one for the already overburdened consumer,” writes the designer.
The article Yuan describes a lot of interesting ideas and developments, but the designer himself said that Apple took over Music as a personal project and very pleased with the result and the acquired knowledge. He doesn’t expect that Apple is serious about his concept.
“I don’t expect the guys from Apple Music will take something from my project,” says yuan. I will have a heart attack if someone of the developers of Apple Music will stumble upon this article… but if that happens, I hope that my work will help you with some ideas!”.